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    Default FS2020 National Cathedral ride-and-tour Sat. 2/22

    Debuted in Freezing Saddles 2019, this group ride & private building tour is back for FS2020!

    Washington National Cathedral -- the only place you’ll find the sole American president laid to rest in D.C., a piece of the moon, Darth Vader in carved stone, plus the world's largest publicly-built LEGO cathedral model under construction!
    Beautiful art, architecture and outstanding craftsmanship abound at every turn throughout the awe-inspiring spaces of this active Episcopal church, resulting in a uniquely American spin on traditional English Gothic design.

    ***Please Note: The group ride is unlimited attendance. But the private guided cathedral tour I'm leading is limited to 20 participants.
    ***To secure a spot on the guided cathedral tour, you must use the EventBrite link below. (Please do so only if you're sure you'll join. Don't use the EventBrite if you're only joining for the bike portion.)
    ***If you book an EventBrite tour reservation then find you can't attend, please cancel the reservation as soon as possible so others may take the space.

    MEET: WHEN & WHERE
    Gather Saturday, Feb. 22, 8:00am at District Doughnut The Wharf, 5 Market Square SW, Washington, DC 20024. (Note, Blue Bottle Coffee is adjacent.)
    Rollout at 8:30am. Estimated cathedral arrival around 10:15am.
    Note: If nasty weather is forecast for the morning, I'll try to postpone to another date (outside FS) and will update the Forum the night before.

    ROUTE
    Approximately 6.5 miles to the cathedral. Mostly D.C. streets, with ~460 feet of elevation gain per RideWithGPS. (Most of it in the final 1.5 miles.)
    General route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29443...JRtEEI6qNiUtSA
    3 short, varied stops that tie in with cathedral and D.C. history.

    Pace
    No drop. Stopping at stop signs & red lights. Casual city-street pace.
    My private guided tour inside the cathedral runs 75-90 minutes.

    What To Bring
    $12 per person Touring Visitor Admission, payable at Washington National Cathedral entry (cash/credit).

    Bike lock -- bike racks are available within the cathedral's parking garage; we may have to lock bike-to-bike too, depending on final headcount.
    Optional -- a camera (photography is permitted inside the cathedral)
    Optional – cash/credit if you want to add LEGO blocks to the cathedral model (a public fundraiser for earthquake repairs.)

    Also Kindly Requested:
    Non-cleat/non-clip shoes to change into (or covers / duct tape to prevent exposed metal cleats on the marble floors.)
    Top layer street clothes to cover very aero/revealing biking attire; the church is an active house of prayer every day.

    Note: The cathedral has no lockers or storage for personal belongings; food/drink is not permitted inside. Drinking fountains and restrooms are available there.

    After The Tour: Might pop over to Cactus Cantina for a Mt. St. Alban's Margarita...

    SIGN UP for private building tour:
    Eventbrite registration required (no payment collected at reservation) to reserve a spot on the private guided tour of the cathedral:

    https://bafs2020_nationalcathedral_r...eventbrite.com

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    Bumping up... 2 weeks to go!

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    I've registered and am looking forward to it!

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    Great! One week to go, and as of today anyway the forecast is looking quite pleasant...!

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    This coming Saturday is the cathedral ride -- looks like a lovely day shaping up, based on the forecast now. Maybe a bit chilly in the morning, but a high of 51 and sunny is certainly delightful!
    Come out and join the ride & private tour! Details / Registration at top of this message thread.

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    Registered and I will there for doughnuts and a tour.

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    Registered, and ready for post-tour sweaty-tacos & muchas margaritas, too


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    Quote Originally Posted by Boomer2U View Post
    Registered, and ready for post-tour sweaty-tacos & muchas margaritas, too
    Note that Saturday is National Margarita Day, for those playing the #nationalday side game.

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    Default FS2020 National Cathedral ride-and-tour Sat. 2/22

    I will be hosting a #tacoloco & #margaritaville ride immediately after the National Cathedral Ride, for those so inclined. Deets here:
    Margaritaville & #tacoloco ride, open to all, Sat Feb 22nd @ 12 noon-ish
    https://r.tapatalk.com/shareLink/top...ink_source=app


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    A beautiful day to bike up to the cathedral, and enjoy the stunning stained glass light inside! Thanks to everyone who ventured out this morning to join my group ride!
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